Nigerians have continued to accentuate requires the resignation of the embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system Ali Isa Pantami over alleged hyperlinks to terrorist teams, equivalent to Al Qaeda and Taliban.
Pantami’s previous teachings, which resurfaced final week the place he supported Al-Qaeda and Taliban, had been a topic of dialogue and debates on social media platforms, with many calling for his elimination and a few others defending him.
The Nation experiences that Pantami denied any hyperlinks with the teams.
However he, nevertheless, admitted making the controversial statements supporting the teams and that his views on such extremist teams have modified.
The Nation learnt that totally different hashtags, equivalent to #PantamiResign, #PantamiResignNow, and counter hashtags — #PantamiMustStay #IstandWithPantami, and others have been trending since final week Friday when the experiences gained momentum.
Many are pushing for Pantami’s resignation, citing the case of a former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who resigned as a consequence of her previous motion as regards her Nationwide Youth Service Corps certificates.
Some others carpeted the Nationwide Meeting and DSS for not completely screening Pantami earlier than he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mubarak Umar stated “…a delicate reminder that Dr Isa Pantami remains to be the minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, and there may be nothing all of you spiritual/ethnic bigots will do about it. Whether or not you prefer it or not, #PantamiMustStay.”
Abiodun Sanusi stated: “Sympathising with Isa Pantami is similar as exhibiting sympathy for Osama Bin Laden or Biko Haram. Non secular extremists are not any totally different from terrorists #PantamiResignNow”
Abubakar Hidima stated: “Their solely hatred for him is that, to them, a northern Muslim & an Islamic scholar should not excel to the place of a minister. It’s purely hatred for Islam & Muslims. That’s the driver for all this rancour. However #PantamiMustStay is trending & so shall it’s Inshaa Allah.”
Chigozirim Emeakayi stated: “Pantami’s technique may put a cease to a variety of crimes, each cyber crimes and terrorism, that’s why they’re on the rampage to get him out of workplace.
“Let’s wait and see their transfer on Buba Marwa of the NDLEA, who might be their subsequent goal, however they’ll not succeed #PantamiMustStay”
Patricia Asanya stated: “The issue is not only Pantami, it’s @nassnigeria, how did he even make it previous screening with out correct investigation into his previous actions and ideologies. Rubber stamp legislature #PantamiMustResign”